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Kristopher Nichols
August 4, 2018

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said he is going to learn a lot from Chelsea's new head coach Maurizio Sarri this season, Sky Sports reported.

Guardiola has previously spoken of his excitement to lock horns with Sarri in the top-flight throughout the course of the upcoming season and ahead of the sides' Community Shield outing this weekend, the Spaniard was full of praise again for his counterpart.

Guardiola wanted a replacement for Yaya Toure, allowed to leave on a free transfer at the end of last season, with Napoli's Jorginho identified as a top target.

He could become the first Premier League manager since David Moyes in 2013 in the same competition to win a trophy in his first game.

"We thought it [Jorginho] was done, but at the last turn, he made a decision to go to Chelsea". I saw the games against Inter and Arsenal and immediately I saw he got it, he did it. Brian McClair, who played for United from 1987 to 1998, told BBC World Service Sport: "You should, at some point, look as though you are enjoying it. Jose maybe enjoys himself internally but from a football point of view, the Manchester United fans would very much welcome to see him smiling and laughing at appropriate times".

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Super Eagles winger Victor Moses is on the verge of adding Community Shield title to his collections as Chelsea file out against Manchester City at the wembley Stadium on Sunday. Chelsea is always a big rival, with Antonio Conte before and with Maurizio too. "I'm so happy he came here".

Sarri has only been in his new position since July 14 and will still be fine-tuning his approach and looking at players who could make an impact.

"Yes, we were close, but in the end Jorginho chose to stay with Sarri", Guardiola said.

The news of his new deal, as it must these days, came with an inventive announcement video. And Mahrez could find himself on the scoresheet against Chelsea, with Guardiola having stated he is expected to overcome a minor fitness issue. "We were so close, we believed it was done, but at the last turn he decided on Chelsea, like Alexis [Sanchez] with United".

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